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Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL

Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL. After being injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Blue Island, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event that changes your life forever. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Blue Island, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again through a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life up in the air, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Blue Island, IL as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Blue Island, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Blue Island, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, the insurance company uses tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Blue Island-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Blue Island, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Blue Island, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Blue Island, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to go to work
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • the accident was a hit-and-run or you do not know who the liable party is
  • there are multiple parties or multiple arguments about the events of the accident, making liability complicated
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a semi truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be responsible, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

In any accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and talk to an injury lawyer in Blue Island, IL with Burger Law right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Blue Island, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Blue Island, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Blue Island, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Blue Island, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Value your claim and negotiate a full recovery with the help of medical and economic experts
  • Offer sound, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Blue Island, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Blue Island, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: There was a relationship between you and the defendant such that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists by default are required to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. In a slip and fall case, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty to be aware of safety hazards within a reasonable amount of time, and either provide warning or address/remove the danger to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Your lawyer then must show that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. There are many examples of negligence, which can take the form of both actions and failures to act. Failing to reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to drive drunk are examples of auto accident negligence. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to rope off or cover a hole in the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minimized by your amount of fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party in your car wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete costs like treatment costs and loss of income as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Blue Island today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Blue Island, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

Blue Island, Illinois Auto Accident Lawyer

The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that over half of personal injury cases were motor vehicle claims. The Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/) stipulates that "every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care" to others on the Blue Island and Illinois roadways. If you are injured because of a driver's negligent or reckless actions, you are owed damages. Every Burger Law Blue Island-based Illinois accident lawyer has seen every type of auto accident and knows how to get you a full financial recovery. Below are the most common types of claims our accident lawyer team in Blue Island, IL see.

Car Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL

Crashes between passenger vehicles - such as cars, minivans, pick-up trucks and SUVs - are by far the most common type of motor vehicle accident. In 2019, passenger vehicle occupants accounted for 62 percent of all deaths in fatal crashes.

Some of the most common types of car accidents our accident lawyers work with in Blue Island, IL are:

Whatever the specific circumstances and causes of your car accident injuries, we know how car accident claims work. Our accident lawyer team inBlue Island, IL reviews every piece of evidence, including witness testimony, surveillance footage and photographs from the accident scene. Once we determine who is liable for your injuries, we will aggressively and tenaciously work to get you justice and make sure they are held accountable.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL

Motorcycle drivers are at an especially high-risk for injury in an accident due to motorcycles' lack of stability and protection. Despite only accounting for 0.6 percent of miles driven by all vehicles, they accounted for 14% of all fatalities and 3% of injuries in motor vehicle crashes. While certain safety measures like wearing a helmet can substantially reduce the risk of injury or death, you cannot help it when other Blue Island and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Blue Island, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Blue Island, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Blue Island, IL roads. Trucks weigh 20-30 pounds heavier than passenger vehicles and can take 20-40 percent longer to stop. That means they exert a much higher amount of force in collisions and truck drivers have much less time to react. There may be nothing more dangerous on the Blue Island, IL roads than an 18-wheeler that is unfit to be driven or a truck driver who is not currently fit to drive. They are often part of multi-vehicle accidents which can make investigating them complicated. Your Blue Island-based Illinois accident lawyer may find that several parties are liable, including:

  • The truck driver or another driver for driver error, such as distracted driving or not accounting for weather conditions.
  • The trucking company for not properly maintaining the truck, not performing inspections, negligent hiring practices or forcing their drivers to drive longer than the hours of service regulations allow.
  • The manufacturer for not safely designing the truck or not recalling a defective part.
  • The shipping company for improperly loading cargo.

Whatever the cause of your truck accident, you can be sure Burger Law's Illinois accident lawyer team in Blue Island has seen it before. We will make sure each and every liable party takes responsibility for all of your damages to secure you a full financial recovery.

Bus Accident Lawyer in Blue Island, IL

While rare, bus accidents are similar to truck accidents in that they can cause a lot of damage and there are special rules that go with driving them. Like truck accidents, you can sue the driver of the bus, the bus company, the manufacturer or, in some cases a Blue Island, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Blue Island may be able to help you make a claim against a public school district if the crash was caused by a snowstorm and they should have canceled school.

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Work with a Winning Accident Lawyer

Our Blue Island, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Blue Island and across Illinois more than $170 million in compensation for a wide variety of accidents. We have expertise, knowledge and resources to help you get justice in any kind of accident case in the Blue Island, IL area, including:

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Blue Island, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Blue Island-based Illinois accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Blue Island, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not rest until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Blue Island, IL Accident

The preeminent responsibility of your Blue Island, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again through a great settlement that compensates you for all your losses related to the accident. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you have the right to receive full payment for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of someone else's negligence. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Blue Island, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Blue Island, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Blue Island, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Blue Island, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your recovery. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing the extent of your damages, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Blue Island, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Blue Island, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Work with an accident lawyer in Blue Island, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a talented Blue Island, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Blue Island, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the liable party behaved negligently and this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Blue Island, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you full compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer will demand justice for you and your family in an Illinois civil court trial if that is what it takes to get you a full recovery.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical care and contact an accident lawyer in Blue Island, IL right away. Choose a lawyer from a respected Blue Island, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Blue Island, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case for free and will meet with you to understand the details of your case — and determine whether your case warrants pursuit and a lawyer would add value to your claim — before you choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Blue Island, IL Claim with a Dedicated Blue Island, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, time is of the essence. You have limited time to attempt to make a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Blue Island, IL are prepared to fight for your recovery every step of the way. You do not have to shoulder the burden of an injury claim alone. You deserve the great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you are facing damages following a Blue Island, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Blue Island, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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